Archive for December 14th, 2016

Japan watches uneasily as Trump shakes Taiwan-China ties

14-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

US President-elect Donald Trump’s apparent willingness to engage with Taiwan could spur Chinese retaliation that draws in Japan, complicating the geopolitical landscape [...] » More

Taiwan to accept Chinese military aircraft in distress: MND

14-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

If Chinese military aircraft have to land on Taiwan because of a mechanical failure, Taiwan will allow them to do so based on humanitarian grounds, Defense minister Feng [...] » More

Can Taiwan trust Trump? Island fears becoming pawn between superpowers

14-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

When Donald Trump accepted a phone call from Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen, many Taiwanese were delighted at having a spotlight turned on their diplomatic isolation. [...] » More

Taiwan not to become a ‘chip’ in geopolitical game: officials

14-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Taiwan News | 6:00 AM

Officials in Taiwan said it will not become a ‘bargaining chip’ in an international geopolitical game Taiwan will not become a “bargaining chip” in an [...] » More

Fitch forecasts Taiwan GDP to grow 1.5-2pct in 2017-2018

14-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Fitch Ratings, one of the world’s leading rating agencies, has forecast that Taiwan’s gross domestic product (GDP) will grow at a pace of 1.5 percent to 2 percent [...] » More

If Donald Trump Pushes on Taiwan, How China Could Push Back

If Donald Trump Pushes on Taiwan, How China Could Push Back

14-Dec-2016 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

President-elect Donald J. Trump has made it clear that he views the central basis for diplomatic relations between Washington and Beijing – known as the “One [...] » More

250000 protesters demand marriage equality in Taiwan

14-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Queerty | 6:00 AM

Sure, the incoming head of the USA is giving jobs to basically everyone who’s ever tried to oppress queer people. But it’s not all bad news around the world [...] » More

Korea’s susceptibility to scandal

14-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The impeachment of South Korean leader Park Geun-hye should herald the end of a painful and drawn-out political scandal. As they move forward, Koreans should be thinking [...] » More

Korea PM briefed on state affairs after Park impeached

14-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

South Korean prime minister Hwang Kyo-ahn began getting official briefings from aides of President Park Geun-hye on Monday, after assuming presidential authority as a [...] » More

Will N Korea Invade South? After Kim Jong Un Military Drill Aimed At Attacking Seoul, Officials Exchange Insults

14-Dec-2016 Intellasia | IB Times | 6:00 AM

South Korea dismissed North Korea’s latest military drills aimed at Seoul as a “childish act.” The stern warning came after Pyongyang held a military drill [...] » More

Korea’s interim leader faces thorny issues

14-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

South Korean prime minister Hwang Kyo-ahn, who had a largely ceremonial job until President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment last week, now must face off against North Korea [...] » More

N Korea military exercise sees special forces assault mock-up of Seoul’s Blue House

14-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Telegraph | 6:00 AM

Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, has overseen an assault by a unit of special forces on a full-scale mock-up of the Blue House, the official residence of the South [...] » More

S. Korea requests US deploy more military surveillance assets

14-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Yonhap | 6:00 AM

South Korea’s defense ministry said Monday it has requested the United States to send more surveillance and reconnaissance assets to counter growing threats from North [...] » More

Korea slams N Korea’s military drills as ‘childish act’

Korea slams N Korea’s military drills as ‘childish act’

14-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

South Korea has strongly condemned North Korean military drills designed to simulate an attack on the South, a Unification Ministry spokesman told reporters in a regular [...] » More

Trump says China ‘not helping us at all’ on N Korea

14-Dec-2016 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

China has already agreed to tougher sanctions targeting North Korea coal exports. US President-elect Donald Trump’s questioning of the current “one China [...] » More